#1
Ok so I've been playing guitar for almost a year now and I consider myself pretty decent, and I've noticed my pinch harmonics lack sustain. I checked the action, my strings don't hit any other frets or my pickups. I'm using a neck thru Schecter Classic and I installed a set of Zakk Wylde EMG 81 and 85 for my pickups. I think it's one of two things, my amp (Fender Stage 100) or my strings (Elixir Light-Heavy). Any ideas?

P.S. I also tried my guitar out on my friends amp (Line 6 Spider II 210) and my PH's still cut out quick. Do I have to go tube to get that narly Zakk Wylde sustain?
#2
you could try putting your pickups closer to your strings, maybe changing the battery/strings.
#3
u could get a sustainer pedal
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#4
I put my pick-ups as close as they could get with out hitting the string, even when playing on the 24th fret, and I also change the battery every month or so, so I know those two can't be whats causing it.
#5
Quote by Shred-Hed
you could try putting your pickups closer to your strings, maybe changing the battery/strings.



your answer here
#6
More gain?

edit: Raising your pickups will LESSEN your sustain, pickups have MAGNETS in them that hold the strings in their field, the closer they are the stronger your field so your output goes up and the strings ring out less.

try lowering your pickups!
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Last edited by hamish5178 at Mar 24, 2008,
#7
Make sure you're not fretting out. Make sure you also have enough gain.
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#8
Quote by hamish5178
More gain?

edit: Raising your pickups will LESSEN your sustain, pickups have MAGNETS in them that hold the strings in their field, the closer they are the stronger your field so your output goes up and the strings ring out less.

try lowering your pickups!



you are incorrect i just did it to mine for that exact reason.
#9
Quote by EvyDefMetal
you are incorrect i just did it to mine for that exact reason.


You're right, I'm an idiot and have NO idea what I'm talking about.

Why in the world would a magnet cause string pull?

See, String Pull, it even has a name, I'm not making this up.
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#10
Could it be the amps though, it seems digital amps want to cut out early?

P.S. I tried lowering my pick-ups, no effect.
#11
Its true. Raising the pickups can give you a hotter more sensitive sound. Too close however, the magnetics pull starts to degrade this effect, and the sustain and timbre suffer.
#12
Quote by hamish5178
You're right, I'm an idiot and have NO idea what I'm talking about.

Why in the world would a magnet cause string pull?

See, String Pull, it even has a name, I'm not making this up.


Are you sure? People don't like the use of physics and rational argument around these parts!

Try raising your action and if not, it might just be your technique.
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